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BEST5 Conference Schedule Now Available

Monday, March 12, 2018  
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Continuing Education, Workshops, Tours and More

The waiting is nearly over to attend the fifth BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST5), April 16-18, 2018, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With the BEST5 Conference Program now in place, attendees can start planning their preferred schedule from the three days of sessions highlighting in-depth research and applications on the science and art of the building enclosure.

Organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), along with local host, the Building Enclosure Council—Philadelphia (BEC-Philly), BEST5 will focus on Looking Back – Moving Forward: Where History Inspires Innovation.

Attendees can choose from a total of 52 presentations running in concurrent sessions over the course of the three days; tour the conference venue, the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel (known formerly as the PSFS Building, the first International Style skyscraper in the United States); start working towards earning an ASTM/National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) certificate by participating in three two-hour pilot modules; mingle with fellow professionals during three breakfasts, three lunches, a dinner and a reception; and visit the expo hall to find out about the latest products available to help meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Both the BEST5 Conference Program and the BECx Modules have been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Concurrent technical sessions under the BEST5 Conference Program provide up to 16 learning units (LUs), which are health, safety and welfare (HSW) hours. And, the three optional BECx Modules have each been approved for 2 LUs/HSW each. Attendees can earn up to 16 CEUs through technical sessions only or by combining technical sessions with the BECx Modules.

It’s the final countdown to Philly, with just a little more than a month to go. Start planning your trip. Check out the full Conference Program

Not registered for BEST5 yet? Register now and save. Early-bird rates end this Thursday, March 15. Register before the deadline and save up to $100 off onsite registration.

Stay in a piece of history. The venue for BEST5 is the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel, the nation’s first International Style skyscraper, located at 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107. The Loews Philadelphia is offering a special Conference rate of $189. But don’t wait! The rate ends by Monday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m. ET. To secure this rate and availability, make your reservations online or call 888-575-6397. Mention "BEST5" when making reservations. Come early and/or stay late. The discounted rate applies to 3 days pre- and post-meeting dates, based on availability.

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